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Exoplanets

A glimpse of Earth's fate

Analysis of data from the Kepler space observatory and ground-based telescopes has led to the detection of one, and possibly several, minor planets that are in a state of disintegration in orbit around a white dwarf star. See Letter p.546

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Figure 1: A minor planet transits a white dwarf.

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